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Man accused in stabbing makes court appearance

GLOVERSVILLE — The man accused of stabbing another man multiple times following an argument earlier this month appeared briefly in City Court on Wednesday. Justin R. Hill, 31, of 108 Yale St., was charged with second-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a deadly weapon, ...

Nor’easter hits area — Fulton County

JOHNSTOWN — Local authorities are reminding the public to be aware of possible flash flooding situations and downed power lines with today’s heavy rains. Fulton County Emergency Management Director Steven Santa Maria this morning issued updates that indicated Fulton County had not had any ...

GHA prepares buildings for winter; canopy damaged

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Housing Authority Board of Commissioners on Tuesday received an update on facility work across the authority that may include repairs to the exterior entrance canopy at Forest Hill Towers after the structure was struck by a furniture delivery truck over the ...

Stefanik votes to sanction Turkey for Syria aggression

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik on Wednesday addressed the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities to discuss the inadequacies she said she perceives in military infrastructure when it comes to climate change and technology. The Republican representing ...

Fleeing, fighting police nets jail term

JOHNSTOWN — An Albany man is facing a year’s incarceration in the Fulton County Jail after his recent guilty plea in Fulton County Court for drinking and driving and resisting offenses. Eli M. Grajales, 25, of Central Avenue, pleaded guilty Oct. 10 before County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye ...

Marijuana business continues to grow

JOHNSTOWN — Vireo Health of New York — the medical marijuana facility that serves as the Tryon Technology Park’s anchor tenant — is expanding from two greenhouses to eight greenhouses. The Fulton County Industrial Development Agency — park owners — discussed Vireo’s future ...

Amsterdam gets $22.4M grant

AMSTERDAM — Residents can expect to see major changes being made to the city come spring as Amsterdam is being awarded $22.4 million. The grant money will be used to conduct significant repairs and upgrades to the city’s infrastructure. “This is a significant investment in our ...

Products recalled

SCHENECTADY — Some cheese products sold at Price Chopper are being recalled because they might contain small metal fragments. According to a news release from the company, Great Lakes Cheese is recalling the Market 32 yellow and white American cheese, and products made with it, as they may ...

Library holds training session

JOHNSTOWN — The HFM BOCES School Library System recently welcomed library media specialists and library staff for a day-long workshop focusing on student learning and engagement and the resources available through a new digital audio platform. On Sept. 25, more than 20 school library ...

Nor’easter hits area — Montgomery County

MONTGOMERY COUNTY — Although the National Weather Service issued a flood watch throughout the area today through Friday morning, it seems the county is staying clear of any flooding or high winds. Montgomery County Emergency Management Director Rick Sager said so far there has been no ...

Library collecting for BackPack program

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Public Library will collect donations of non-perishable food this week through Saturday to support the Gloversville Enlarged School District’s BackPack Program that provides 50 students a backpack filled with food every Friday to share with their families ...

Payback barely passes board

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors was evenly divided Tuesday on the county reimbursing the Fulton County Industrial Development Agency for nearly $6,900 in legal expenses the IDA incurred in an aborted eminent domain procedure. But in the end, the vote passed at the County ...

Village adds unpaid videographer position

MAYFIELD — A media relations position was added to the village’s job roster Tuesday evening at the Village Board of Trustee’s monthly board meeting. The unpaid position will cover any village event or project through ground and drone photography. The board welcomed Mayfield resident, ...

City wraps up budgetary issues

JOHNSTOWN — The city is wrapping up work on two budgetary issues, Mayor Vern Jackson said Friday. City officials are working on two such issues simultaneously — a bond the city wants to issue for vehicles and equipment separate from the budget; and the 2020 budget process being worked on ...

Glen adopts $2M budget

GLEN — The town board adopted its 2020 budget of approximately $2 million at its regular meeting on Monday. Supervisor John Thomas said he’s “happy” with the adopted budget. “We spent a lot of time on it,” Thomas said. “I think it’s a good budget.” The 2020 budget ...

Board seeks vote to assume EMS operations

JOHNSTOWN — The chairman of the Fulton County Board of Supervisors said Tuesday he has “every intention” of bringing a vote to the floor by the end of the year on the county assuming EMS operations in the county. During his monthly report, board Chairman Jack Wilson of the town of ...

New GJSD Superintendent gets to work

JOHNSTOWN — In her first two weeks, new Greater Johnstown School District Interim Superintendent Karen Geelan has hit the ground running. Geelan, from Springville in Erie County, is acquainting herself with the district since taking over its administration Sept. 30, according to Board of ...

Council receives update on Parkhurst

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council received an update last week on the status of the Parkhurst Field redevelopment project hearing from foundation executive director David Karpinski that ground will likely be broken in the spring with initial site work to start as early as next month. “As ...

Anderson-Negele workers give back

FULTONVILLE — Anderson-Negele employees spent Friday giving back to the community in a meaningful way. Anderson-Negele, an operating company of Fortive, participated in the Fortive Day of Caring in which they partnered with Liberty ARC and spent the day in teams completing projects ...

Going back in time: Fall Family Fest comes to Riceville Homestead

MAYFIELD — In August, the Mayfield Historical Society had to ditch its annual ice cream social, cruise-in and tours of Rice Homestead because of the weather. Instead, the Fall Family Fest event on Saturday — serving a greater fare, plus the antique car cruise-in and tours — had ...